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Title: Estimating handling time in retail store in supply chain
Researcher: Gupta, Niraj
Guide(s): Khan, M I
Keywords: Supply chain
Supply Chain Management
Indian Retail Sector
Upload Date: 18-Apr-2012
University: Integral University
Completed Date: April, 2011
Abstract: Retailing consists of all activities involved in selling goods and services to consumers for their personal, family or household use. Retailing is one of the pillars of the economy in India and accounts for 35% of GDP. In today’s global environment, many retailers are focusing on reducing costs as a means of achieving operational excellence. Majority of the operational costs are handling costs. Handling operations are costly and labor intensive. In this research we have developed a model which not only describes the handling process but also estimates the Total Handling Time per product unit in the hyper store when replenishment of an item is from the backroom. Total handling time includes traveling time of product from backroom to shelf in the store and the time needed to stack the product on the hyper store shelf. To test the model, empirical data on the handling operation was collected at a hyper store using a stop watch. The data were collected for entire set of product groups available at hyper store. Data was analyzed using multiple regression through SPSS 17.0 software. The values of R, R2, t-test, F-test, examination of residual, value of VIF and tolerance indicate that our model is valid. The assumptions made for the regression are met. Thus, it can be said that the model proposed in this work for a sample can be accurately applied to the population of interest. Finally, cross-validation of the model has also been carried out using Stein’s equation and data splitting.
Pagination: xii, 114p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Mechanical Engineering

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